Human Capital and Talent Development
Panel Session
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.3

Better utilizing human capital potential and instilling value-added, knowledge-based production are critical elements to creating a sustainable economy and a prosperous contemporary society. What is Russia’s natural position in the global knowledge economy and how can it expand upon this potential? What policy measures should Russia put in place to stimulate knowledge-based growth over the medium and long terms?

Vladimir Mau , Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Igor Agamirzian , Chief Executive Officer, RVC
Ehud Barak , Prime Minister of Israel (1999–2001)
Xiang Bing , Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Pekka Viljakainen , Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Liubov Glebova , Head, The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)
Natalia Parmenova , Chief Executive Officer, SAP CIS
Andrei Fursenko , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Svetlana Shamzon , Vice President, Closed Joint-Stock Company TransTeleCom
Andrei Sharonov , Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Front row participants
Vladimir Vasiliev , Rector, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
Natalia Pochinok , Rector, Russian State Social University
Oleg Kharkhordin , Rector, European University in St. Petersburg


Key moments

The modern economies of developed countries don’t rely on coal and steel, or even high-speed Internet. These are economies of human capital.
Vladimir Mau
When planning the future of the knowledge economy, we should rely on our past achievements.
Ehud Barak
Knowledge becomes economical when is it monetized and turned into a real product.
Andrei Sharonov
People who are carriers of the knowledge economy migrate very quickly around the world. Not many countries can compel such people to stay in one place for a long time.
Andrei Sharonov